Leaked footage proves Taylor Swift was right about Kanye West all along

The pair have been embroiled in controversy since 2009.
The pair have been embroiled in controversy since 2009. Photo credit: Instagram

Leaked footage has proved Kanye West never asked Taylor Swift for approval for a misogynistic lyric about her. 

A newly released 25-minute long video shows West calling Swift to talk about his single Famous before it's 2016 release. The song features the lyric "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that bitch famous." 

West was referencing his infamous 2009 interruption of Swift at the VMAs when he stormed on stage and told the world Beyonce deserved the award. 

In the leaked video it's clear Swift never approved being called a bitch - despite a 2016 scandal fuelled by West's wife Kim Kardashian-West which claimed she had.

Shortly after Famous was released in 2016 TMZ reported West had checked the lyric with Swift. Swift denied this via her publicist saying "Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account".

"She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message," Tree Paine told the New York Times.

Paine said Swift was never made aware of the lyric "I made that bitch famous". 

However Kardashian-West then released a phone call between West and Swift which appeared to confirm the country music star had approved the lyric.

In the video posted by Kardashian-West, West reads Swift the line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," but the video is cut so that it's not clear if Swift is ever read the line "I made that bitch famous".

As soon as the video was public, Twitter exploded with people calling Swift a "snake" and saying she was manipulative.

But the newly released unedited footage proves West never asked Swift for her approval of the line calling her a bitch - and Swift explicitly tells him not to call her one.


"The buildup you gave it, I thought it was gonna be, like, 'That stupid dumb bitch,'" Swift can be heard saying.

"That would be mean."

West asks for Swift's approval for the line "I made her famous" - the word bitch is never mentioned.

The new footage has gone wild on Twitter with people calling for West and Kardashian-West to be cancelled.

None of the involved parties have commented publically on the controversy.